When Tami Roman introduced her friend January to the ladies of Basketball Wives L.A., January joked that her kind of man was the type with “a ball in their hand.” When she revealed that she slept with Angel Brinks’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Tyreke Evans, drama with Angel ensued. But just who is January Gessert? Well, back in 2010 she was rumored to be Reggie Bush’s mistress and was blamed for his breakup with Kim Kardashian.
According to her bio, January (who also goes by January Ryan) originally posted to IMDb, January disputes that label, and her bio explains “Scandal hit and January found herself front and center in the middle of a tabloid nightmare after a night out with friends. Reggie Bush (being a friend of January for years) went out and stayed at Reggie’s place, January left in the morning only to get photographed by Papparazzi and accused of cheating with Reggie and breaking up Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush’s relationship. The press, fans of Kim’s and even some people in her inner circle started to ridicule her and she became known as a home wrecker. January kept her head up and hired Gloria Allred to schedule a press release to announce to the world that she was not involved with Reggie, in an effort to save her reputation and her future career as an artist.”
January’s bio also claims to have worked with Kelis, who allegedly signed her to a girl band called Groupie. In the clip below, she discusses her music and working with the “Milkshake” singer.
Most recently she was in the news for an arrest in 2013 for forging checks.
Now that you know the scoop about January, what do you think of her arrival to shake things up on the show?